Glen Campbell’s widow, Kim Campbell, is breaking her silence on the legal battle currently playing out in court over her late husband’s reported $50 million fortune. Some of Glen’s older children have claimed Kim barred them from seeing their father when he was in an Alzheimer’s care facility in Nashville. Kim says that just isn’t so.
“I never ever denied them a visit — ever,” Kim told “Inside Edition.” “They never, ever called me to see how he was doing or if they could help.”
As Rare Country has previously reported, three of Glen’s older children, including his eldest son, Travis, have filed a lawsuit seeking what they claim is their piece of the family fortune. They were left out of their father’s will, and Kim says she had nothing to do with that decision.
She explains, “That was all done in 2002, and that was a choice that was made by Glen — not me — and there were reasons for it.”
Kim also claims Travis had not been to visit his father in the 20 years before the superstar’s death in 2017. Having to bear the brunt of these allegations has been very hard for Kim.
She says, “It has been very painful and hurtful. It’s a nightmare to have people on the internet threatening to kill you because they think you are this horrible person who wouldn’t let people visit, which is totally false.”
Kim is also speaking out against Glen’s former girlfriend, country star Tanya Tucker, who released a song about him titled “Forever Loving You” following Glen’s death last year.
Kim sounded off on “this Tanya Tucker, who dated my husband for a hot minute 35 years ago, going on TV the day after my husband dies, [promoting] ‘Forever Loving You,’ [and] exploiting my husband.”
The proceeds from that song benefit Alzheimer’s disease research, and Tanya maintains that her motives were pure in writing and releasing the song.
A statement from Tanya Tucker’s press rep reads, “Tanya has nothing but love in her heart for the entire Campbell family. Tanya released ‘Forever Loving You’ last year in tribute to Glen and to raise awareness for all those suffering with this heartbreaking disease.”
Meanwhile, Kim is going forward in her advocacy work for Alzheimer’s patients and their families. She’s teamed up with the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation and ride service Lyft to help provide transportation for people with the disease who are participating in clinical trials.
She adds, “It’s devastating to lose someone to this disease. It’s heartbreaking, but I want to bring something positive out of it.”